pale into insignificance

idiom

chiefly British
: to appear less large or important when compared with something else
Your financial debt pales into insignificance when you compare it with mine.

Examples of pale into insignificance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trickbot Leaks make the Conti disclosures all but pale into insignificance, being not only four times the size but containing much more helpful information from the threat intelligence perspective. Davey Winder, Forbes, 15 July 2022 These deliver 0-62mph sprint speeds of 6.2 and 4.3 seconds respectively, which seem incredible by fossil fuel car standards, but pale into insignificance when the Tesla Model S Long Range can hit 60mph in just 3.1 seconds, the Plaid in 1.99 seconds, and the Plaid+ faster still. James Morris, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 But these problems pale into insignificance compared with the ones that will confront the Johnson government if, as expected, Joe Biden wins the presidential election on November 3rd. The Economist, 24 Oct. 2020

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“Pale into insignificance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pale%20into%20insignificance. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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